2016 EYFS KS5 Performance Update as at 14/09/2016

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1 2016 EYFS KS5 Performance Update as at 14/09/2016 EYFS (Year R, Age 5): 2016 was going to be the final year that the Early Years Foundation Stage Profile was completed by schools following its revision in The DfE have subsequently announced that the Profile will remain statutory in In 2016, 69.8% of pupils in Southampton achieve a Good Level of Development. Phonics (Year 1 & 2, Age 6 & 7): The phonics screen was first introduced in For pupils that were not working at the expected level in Year 1 or did not take the screen, a recheck is completed in Year 2. Southampton Year 1 phonics have improved by 24.6% between 2012 (57% Southampton) and 2016 (81.6% Southampton). In 2016, 70.6% of Southampton pupils taking the phonics re-check achieved the expected standard.

2 Key Stage 1 (Year 2, Age 7): In 2016, the Key Stage 1 accountability changed from the former approach using teacher assessed National Curriculum levels, with a level 2+ as the expected standard, to a new teacher assessment approach focused on pupils reaching the Expected Standard or a Greater Depth within the Expected Standard. The focus of both the old and new accountability has been on Reading, Writing and Maths separately. However, due to the change in accountability it is not appropriate to view trends over time as the achievement being measured is fundamentally different. 75%, 69% and 74% of Southampton pupils achieved the Expected Standard in Reading, Writing and Maths respectively. Key Stage 1 Reading, Writing and Maths performance of a Greater Depth within the Expected Standard was 24%, 16% and 18% respectively.

3 Key Stage 2 (Year 6, Age 11): 2016 was the first time that the new National Curriculum was assessed and this was coupled with the introduction of a new

4 accountability framework. Pupils are no longer assessed using National Curriculum Levels but through test-derived scaled scores in Reading, Grammar, Punctuation and Spelling and Mathematics whilst Writing remains teacher assessed. A scaled score of 100 in the tests means the pupil has achieved the Expected Standard while a scaled score of 110 would equate to the pupil achieving a High Score / Higher Standard. Pupils are teacher assessed in Writing as reaching the Expected Standard or working at a Greater Depth within the Expected Standard. Southampton s 2016 KS2 achievement for the percentage of pupils achieving the Expected Standard in Reading, Writing and Maths was 53%. This is 1% above the National performance of 52% and sustains Southampton s performance of being in line or above National for the main attainment headline indicator since 2013 (previously Level 4+ in Reading, Writing and Maths). Southampton s 2016 KS2 cohort achieved a joint rank position of 63rd with 15 other Local Authorities out of a total of 150 Local Authorities. The proportion of Southampton pupils achieving the Higher Standard in Reading, Writing and Maths is 5%, matching the National average for this indicator (5%). Southampton achieved a joint ranking of 66 th with 33 other Local Authorities out of a total of 150 Local Authorities.

5 The Average Scaled Score for Reading in Southampton was 102, 1 scaled score less than the National average of 103. Southampton achieved a rank of 83 rd with 39 other Local Authorities out of 150 Local Authorities. The Average Scaled Score for Maths in Southampton was 103, equalling the National average of 103. Southampton achieved a joint rank of 49 th with 63 other Local Authorities out of total of 150 Local Authorities. 75% of Southampton s KS2 pupils achieved the Expected Standard in Writing, 2% greater than the National average of 73%. Southampton s rank was 55 th out of 150 Local Authorities (a ranking shared with 11 other Local Authorities). Southampton s Reading, Writing and Maths progress score for KS1-KS2 were -0.5, and -0.4 respectively. The National average for each subject is 0. This indicates that on average pupils made less progress between KS1 and KS2 than other pupils with the same KS1 staring point nationally. Key Stage 4 (Year 11, Age 16): 2015 was the last year of old accountability measures that focused on 5+ A*-C including English and Maths GCSE. In 2016, the focus is on a new range of accountability measures as outlined by the DfE in the Performance Tables Statement of Intent. Attainment 8 Progress 8 (currently not available) The percentage of pupils achieving A*-C in English and Maths The percentage of pupils achieving the English Baccalaureate The percentage of pupils entering the English Baccalaureate The percentage of students staying in education or employment after key stage 4 (destinations) (currently not available) Attainment and Progress 8 indicators focus on English, Maths, 3 EBacc subjects and 3 other qualifications. Not all of the indicators listed above are currently available as they rely on matching completed by the DfE. In 2016, 68.1% of Southampton pupils achieved an A*-C English GCSE. In 2015, 63.5% of pupils achieved A*-C English GCSE, an improvement of 4.6%. In 2016, 62.1% of Southampton pupils achieved an A*-C Maths GCSE. In 2015, 61.4% of pupils achieved A*-C Maths GCSE, an improvement of 0.7%. In 2016, 54.9% of Southampton pupils achieved an A*-C English & Maths GCSE. In 2015, 52.3% of pupils achieved A*-C English & Maths GCSE, an improvement of 2.6%.

6 In 2016, 20.5% of Southampton pupils achieved an A*-C EBacc. In 2015, 20.9% of pupils achieved A*-C EBacc, a decrease of 0.4%. In 2016, Southampton pupils achieved an Attainment 8 score of This was the first year that Attainment 8 has been used as an accountability measure for all KS4 schools. In addition to the new accountability measures, the former headline indicator of 5+A*-C including English and Maths was also calculated to allow a trend comparison to be made. However, it must be recognised when viewing this data that the curriculum, accountability and technical definition of this indicator have varied, most notably in 2016 which removed this measure as a key headline indicator. Any conclusions drawn from this information must therefore be treated with caution. In 2016, an estimated 55% of pupils achieved the former headline indicator of 5+A*-C including English and Maths GCSE. This is a 4% improvement on the 2015 outcome of 51%. The 2015 National average for state funded schools was 57.1%.

7 Key Stage 5 (Year 13, Age 18): A Level results were released to colleges and students on the 18th August Southampton Colleges and Sixth Forms have agreed to inform the LA of their results so that citywide performance can be calculated. Later in the year it will be possible to report on a broader range of results beyond A Levels that reflect the breadth of achievement within Southampton. In 2016, 97.3% of Southampton A Level entries achieved an A*-E grade at College or Sixth Form. This is broadly in line with National performance that saw 98.1% of A level results achieve an A*-E grade. 61.6% of A Level entries within Southampton s Colleges or Sixth Forms achieved a grade C or above. The National performance for A*-C was 77.5%. Out of over 1900 A-level entries within Southampton, 32.9% achieved an A*-B grade. Nationally a pass rate of 52.8% was achieved. 12.1% of Southampton entries achieved an A-Level A* or A grade in A challenge still remains to meet National performance as A-Level A*-A grades achieved nationally were more than double the level recorded for Southampton (25.8%).

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